Dead by Daylight Heads to Retail for PS4, Xbox One Later in 2017

Starbreeze Studios have announced that 505 Games will handle publishing duties on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dead by Daylight at retail.

The physical release will head to retailers sometime later this year, with Starbreeze handling the digital version of the Behaviour Interactive-developed multiplayer-focused, asymmetrical horror game.

A release date for the console versions of the game weren’t confirmed.

Here’s a refresher on the game, via Starbreeze:

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.

Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey.

The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.

Key Features

  • Survive Together… Or Not – Survivors can either cooperate with the others or be selfish. Your chance of survival will vary depending on whether you work together as a team or if you go at it alone. Will you be able to outwit the Killer and escape their Killing Ground?
  • Where Am I? – Each level is procedurally generated, so you’ll never know what to expect. Random spawn points mean you will never feel safe as the world and its danger change every time you play.
  • A Feast for Killers – Dead by Daylight draws from all corners of the horror world. As a Killer you can play as anything from a powerful Slasher to terrifying paranormal entities. Familiarize yourself with your Killing Grounds and master each Killer’s unique power to be able to hunt, catch and sacrifice your victims.
  • Deeper and Deeper – Each Killer and Survivor has their own deep progression system and plenty of unlockables that can be customized to fit your own personal strategy. Experience, skills and understanding of the environment are key to being able to hunt or outwit the Killer.
  • Real People, Real Fear – The procedural levels and real human reactions to pure horror makes each game session an unexpected scenario. You will never be able to tell how it’s going to turn out. Ambience, music, and chilling environments combine into a terrifying experience. With enough time, you might even discover what’s hiding in the fog.
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  1. sanic
    February 6, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Saw some footage of this, looked meh.

  2. TylorW
    February 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Yeah, it kinda relies more on the people playing it to make it interesting (and the right ones with commentary will make a match freaking hilarious).

  3. sanic
    February 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Well as soon as people become familiar with a map they just go to a particular corner and wait until they know the killer has passed them it seems.

  4. TylorW
    February 7, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Killers have abilities that allow them to see the other players in certain cases, and I’m pretty sure there’s one for campers.